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Toshio Nagai

Posted On August 5th, 2014 -

Aug. 1, 2014
Toshio Nagai, 75, of Kailua-Kona, an electronics technician for the U.S. Department of Defense, an employee for Avis Rent A Car, Jack Tours and KTA Super Stores Keauhou and a veteran of the Air Force and Air National Guard, died in Crystal River, Fla. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Linda; son Stephen; daughters Kelley Harron and Shawn Sato; brothers Shuichi, Shiro and Seichi; sisters Hanako Hiroe and Aiko Nakamitsu; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Kealakekua. Services: 4 p.m. Private inurnment.

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Yuriko K. Lum

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July 28, 2014
Yuriko K. Lum, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki High School reading specialist and Farrington High School reading program developer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Cheong; son Clinton; daughter Sue Amy Mark; brother Masaru Kobayashi; sisters Michiko Chaveq and Marian and Charlotte Kobayashi; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Phillip Regis Kellerman

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 19, 2014
Phillip Regis Kellerman, 78, of Hauula, a navigator and retired Air Force major, died in Hauula. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by former wife Billie Jean; daughters Pam Ockerman, Robyn Kellerman and Joni Diessner; and sister Susan Riggins. Services to be held in Washington state.

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Dorothy Fusaye Kotaka

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 8, 2014
Dorothy Fusaye “Dot” Kotaka, 81, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl City Highlands Elementary School cafeteria baker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard Y.; sons Richard Y. “Ricky” Jr. and Nelson; daughters Barbara Horikoshi-Firebaugh, Debora A. Anzai and Wendy T. Goshert; sister Alice Umeka Fujinaka; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Eloise Waiola Krause

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 19, 2014
Eloise Waiola “Tweet” Krause, 50, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Mokuhalii Pavao, hanai son Santana Gentry, hanai daughter Haley “Hoku” Pua, brothers Elroy and John Krause, and sisters Claudia Krause and Tammy Kanakaole. Services to be held at a later date.

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Mabel Wong Lau

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Mabel Wong Lau, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state supervisor, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by sons Grant K. and Keith K.; brothers Randy, Herb, Victor, Jeff and Chung Wong; sisters Mei Owyang and Victoria Chin; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Gregoria Batis Aranita

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 2, 2014
Gregoria Batis “Gloria” Aranita, 86, of Waipahu, a retired federal Civil Service supply clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Ralph E.; sons Jeffrey, Aaron, Edmund and Clayton; daughters Myra O’Brien, Eileen Sullivan and Robbi Aranita; brother Albert Batis; sisters Helen Ariola, Marie Ceballos, Juanita Parongao, Fely Valdez and Connie Mier; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sean Calvin Piilani Miller

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 7, 2014
Sean Calvin Piilani “Braddah Boo” Miller, 49, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, a prep chef at Memoirs Catering and formerly employed by Haleoluea Clubhouse of Hilo, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Christol Simons, sons Kyle and Brandon Sidotti, brother Drake and a grandchild. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kurtistown Assembly of God, 17-550 Volcano Road, Kurtistown. Services: 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Scattering of ashes: noon Sunday at Leleiwi, Wai’olena Beach Park, Hilo. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Roberta K. Baker

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 24, 2014
Roberta K. Baker, 53, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by daughter Zondra, brothers Robert Baker and Enoch Brown, sisters Rosina Mae Baker and Mary Ene, and a grandchild. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Depot’s Beach in Nanakuli.

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John Stoddard Mock

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

Aug. 10, 2013
John Stoddard “Jack” Mock, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Army colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lake Charles, La. He is survived by daughters Wendy J. Mock and Danielle Ann Vawter, and two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Dennis Allan Branco Sr.

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July 20, 2014
Dennis Allan “Bronco” Branco Sr., 68, of Hilo, a certified welder and mechanic, died in Hilo. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Barbara K.; sons Dennis Jr. and Donovan; daughter Dinny’vie; brothers Harry, Bruce and Rodney; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St., Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Inurnment to be held at a later date.

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Jinsho Nako

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 20, 2014
Jinsho Nako, 97, of Pearl City, a retired Wisteria Restaurant cook, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Jerry H. and Kenneth Y. Private services.

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Fereti Fau

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 25, 2014
Fereti Fau, 62, of Waialua died in Honolulu. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Tinei; sons Alvin and Freddy Fau and Sofa, Leroy, Tafao and Amisone Lele; daughter Vaitai Lele; brothers Herotise Fau, Tauama Fau and Fana Fau Timoti; sisters Rasela Sefo, Roine Soliai, Litara Wilson and Faata Apulu; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 66-847 Kaukonahua Road, Waialua. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Robert K. Okada

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 19, 2014
Robert K. “Bob” Okada, 81, of Honolulu, a retired automobile salesman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice F.; daughters Karen Bluemke, Julie Leong and Lorie Kouchi; sisters Florence Shigeta and Grace Matsumoto; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Simativa Fiaava’e Ala Fuimaono Florendo

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
Simativa Fiaava’e Ala Fuimaono Florendo, 74, of Waianae, a former Kaneshiro Farm employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Amanave, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Anthony, Brian, Ignasio and Leon; daughter Florence Lotomau; sisters Malae Tua, Aioge Balora, Laelae Leilua, Vaiamaa Busque, Poima Alo, Leaiaga Watson, Maipo Taualo and Tuinanau Ala; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual and aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Hannah Hanako Okimoto

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 1, 2014
Hannah Hanako Okimoto, 81, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Kona Community Hospital office clerk, died at home. She was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband James, sons Perry and Darren, brothers Francis Iwamoto, sisters Lily Iguchi and Mabel Tam, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Devin Conrad Goetsch

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 29, 2014
Devin Conrad Goetsch, 25, of Honolulu, formerly of Kailua-Kona, a California Pizza Kitchen employee, died. He was born in Sacramento, Calif. He is survived by parents John and Tammy, sister Lauren and grandparents Diana and Gary Hayes and Alan and Diane Goetsch. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday. Paddle-out from Pahoehoe Beach Park in Kailua-Kona. Ceremony at Magic Sands Beach. Celebration of life following at Pahoehoe Beach Park.

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Craig Yoshiharu Ono

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Craig Yoshiharu Ono, 100, of Honolulu, a city Board of Water Supply accountant, died. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by son Hugh, daughter Susan Kroft and brother Scott Paterson. No services.

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Carrie Michi Hatta

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 25, 2014
Carrie Michi Hatta, 50, of Honolulu, an elder care aide, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Julie Y. and T. Mari Hatta, and half sisters Eri, Chika and Yuki. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission.

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Jeannette Ilene Sturges

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 12, 2014
Jeannette Ilene Sturges, 78, of Honolulu, a retired administrative assistant for the Hawaii Army National Guard, died in Honolulu. She was born in Denver. She survived by son Michael, daughter Michelle and sister Jacqueline Haines. Private services.

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Richard Yutaka Honjiyo

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

June 30, 2014
Richard Yutaka “Dickie” Honjiyo, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Green Thumb landscape contractor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by son Gary K., daughter Lori L., brothers David and Warren, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alan Tetsuo Suzuki

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 22, 2014
Alan Tetsuo Suzuki, 57, of Honolulu, a Young’s Market employee and vice president and general sales manager of the Estate Group, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara A., sons Chase R. and Kyle A., parents Howard and Frances, brother Roland A. and sisters Alana Yasui and Lillian Burnett. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Faith Hisae Ishihara

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

June 30, 2014
Faith Hisae Ishihara, 61, of Laguna Hills, Calif., formerly of Pearl City, a retired pharmacy technician for the Queen’s Medical Center and Straub Clinic & Hospital, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Dennis Y. and sister Inez K. Mann. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Helen Takako Suzuki

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Helen Takako Suzuki, 90, of Honolulu, a seamstress and food service worker, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by a nephew and six nieces. Private services.

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Raymond Iwalani Kamaka

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

May 12, 2014
Raymond Iwalani “Ray” Kamaka, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired professional wrestler with Ed Francis Wrestling under the name Tiki Kamaka, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorna Haitsuka; sons David, Billy Ray and Ray Jr.; daughters Alisa, Iwalani and Tina; brothers Stanley, Albert, Benjamin, Charles and Daniel; sisters Yvonne “Lehua” Bagor and Heleen Toscano; and 12 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Kualoa Beach Park, by the first bathroom. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Beach attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Daryn Thomas Kaia Wong

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 17, 2014
Daryn Thomas Kaia Wong, 35, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mae P.M. Jeremiah-Wong; daughter Patricia K. Afoa-Wong; mother Patricia L. Hoopii; father Charles L. Hoopii; brothers Kalani Hoopii, Jesse and Bush Adkins and Christopher Lewis; sisters Rose Damas, Rozlyn Torres and Vanity Adkins; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Rory E. Kamitono

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June 7, 2014
Rory E. Kamitono, 50, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Ivy and father Richard “Dickie.” Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Golf attire.

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Alton Denei Yamaki

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June 18, 2014
Alton Denei Yamaki, 55, of Bellingham, Wash., a restaurant owner and an Army veteran, died in Bellingham. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Neal and sisters Naomi Yamaki, Colleen Nakatsu and Jerilyn Yamashiro. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Moses Keaopolohiwa Keaulana

Posted On August 4th, 2014 -

July 20, 2014
Moses Keaopolohiwa “Moke” Keaulana, 76, of Waimanalo, a retired Air Force technical sergeant and heavy equipment operator for Transet Construction, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Neria A.; sons Raymond, Robert, Kawaiarii, Koa’alii and Kahelekulani; daughters Tamara Keaulana and Kahiwakanekapolei Mawai; sister Moana Daiball-Keaulana; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gathering: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sandy Beach Park, past the first bathroom. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: noon. Casual attire. Loose flowers only. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Cisto Hondonero

Posted On August 3rd, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Cisto Hondonero, 86, of Waimea, a Kau Agribusiness (formerly C. Brewer) retiree and an Army veteran of World War II, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Vivian J.; brother Phillip; sister Carmen Pestano; daughters Cheryl H. Fujihara and Ralnamarie Hondodero; sons Cisto H. Martines and Brian S. and Stanford Hondodero; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Assembly of God Church, Kau. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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